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On Today’s Gospel 

Posted: October 23, 2017 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections

What kind of happiness in life are you seeking for? Does shopping, buying and storing for the future provide it for you? Does working long hours every day away from family, so as to provide for your comfortable retirement do that for your? What can you carry along with you when you die? What then is your treasure?

Life’s true treasures are only to be found in the Lord our God. The treasure of our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us, conquered death and rose from the dead. The treasure of the living Word of God given to us to nourish, strengthen and reveal God’s great love for us. The treasure of the Holy Eucharist, the source and summit of our faith;revealing Emmanuel. The treasure of the Holy Spirit who guides and leads us to Holiness. So that all we say and do may be pleasing to the Lord our God. These are the treasures that bring us Peace, love and joy.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. Now and forever. Amen

First reading
Romans 4:20-25

Since God had made him a promise, Abraham refused either to deny it or even to doubt it, but drew strength from faith and gave glory to God, convinced that God had power to do what he had promised. This is the faith that was ‘considered as justifying him.’ Scripture however does not refer only to him but to us as well when it says that his faith was thus ‘considered’; our faith too will be ‘considered’ if we believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead, Jesus who was put to death for our sins and raised to life to justify us.

Luke 12:13-21

A man in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Master, tell my brother to give me a share of our inheritance.’ ‘My friend,’ he replied, ‘who appointed me your judge, or the arbitrator of your claims?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch, and be on your guard against avarice of any kind, for a man’s life is not made secure by what he owns, even when he has more than he needs.’
Then he told them a parable: ‘There was once a rich man who, having had a good harvest from his land, thought to himself, “What am I to do? I have not enough room to store my crops.” Then he said, “This is what I will do: I will pull down my barns and build bigger ones, and store all my grain and my goods in them, and I will say to my soul: My soul, you have plenty of good things laid by for many years to come; take things easy, eat, drink, have a good time.” But God said to him, “Fool! This very night the demand will be made for your soul; and this hoard of yours, whose will it be then?” So it is when a man stores up treasure for himself in place of making himself rich in the sight of God.’